Sunday, August 26, 2012

Couch Surfers from Germany....:-)

We have decided to make more use of our home by hosting international guest whenever we can.  We feel that this is something that will be enriching on both sides and will give us a greater opportunity to share our lives with people from various cultures in ways that we may not otherwise have the chance to.  Meet "Ky" and his sister "Anne"......:-). 

They are part of the "Couch Surfer's" community which we have recently become a part of.  Ky is a wind farm manager in Germany and Anne has finished her studies to become a doctor and will be returning to Germany soon to start practicing medicine.....:-).  Very cool indeed. 

Well, we certainly could not have people come all the way from Germany and not feed them, right?  So, we sprung for some nice East Indian food in downtown Squamish.  It was very good and we all left stuffed!

Vegetable Kapora.........:-)

Something Pannere??  Fried cheese!

Then of course we had to go back to the house for some coffee that I am afraid I made a bit too strong!  I hope they are able to get a good night's sleep...haha.

 After suffering through my pot of "mudd" (coffee), we shared experiences with mountain climbing, (not me) hiking (not me) and kyacking (nope) and Chris and I shared our experiences with camping and scootering......:-).

 It was a good evening and everyone was in bed by 11:30pm.  Except me.  I'm up writing this blog...ha.  We had a great time and I am looking forward to spending the morning with them before they continue their travels....:-)


Trobairitz said...

Such a great idea. We too have thought about this, but we don't have a dedicated guest room, not that you need to have one to host people, but it is nice.

It looks as though they couldn't be in better hands.

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thanks! We don't have a dedicated bedroom either. The room that they used is actually our home business office. We moved some things out to make it a little more spacious for them. We decided not to put a permanent bed in it because when we are using it for the business, it will be too tight. Although we had done that for almost two years. But since we just came back from our camping trip, we decided to use the two twin mattresses to see if it worked out and to purchase a nice comfortable queen for couples that might come through.